BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pellucid amber color, thin head and light lacing. Nose of light cinnamon, crystal malt and a snappy grassy hop note. The flavor has a decent body with lightly metallic caramel malts and a bit of cold carbonation and hop bitterness; not very pronounced though. The finish is metallic and a bit skunky and showing more of the adjunt side of lagers. You need a very fine and/or clean palate to really get anything out of this. Light, uninspiring and low alcohol. Bad combination.
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. No clue who sent me this... maybe I bought it. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium head and a little bit of lacing. Looks rather boring. Toasty, malty nose with slight hop, but not much. Flavor gets much better with 2nd and 3rd drink. Nice and biting with a dry finish. This is a good and crisp beer that I believe fits the style well and is a fine brew. Body is of course light, but nice brisk carbonation. Good stuff.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, amber/copper color, decent ring of beige foam above, assuredly slimming down to a miniscule size.
Aroma: Very malty, coppery, plentiful yeast in the nose, with a definite coppery feel, and a hint of fruit.
Taste: very mild, with little hop presence, and toffee-ish malt tones. Mouthfeel is negligible, and the body is a little less than medium. Nothing wrong with that, though, itís par for course for an amber lager. Flavor isnít as full as Iíd like, however, and points are lost there.
but it is tasty, if a bit too tinny, and extra-drinkable to be sure. For the style, itís above average, but no better.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
In my whole life I have never opened anything other than a single-celled water smoking unit and smelled the aroma of bong water so stronly as my first whiff of this beer. Hazy amber, light tan smallish head. That aroma is too much. I am not sure how they managed this, especially in Utah, but manage it they did. Lightly sweet aroma that develops into... nothing. Watery body, bong water aftertaste. Ugghhh. Even if you like to smoke the ganja I bet you will not like tis one.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light brown. Disturbing nose. Smells more like pot smoke than any pot smoke ever produced. While I know some people on Ratebeer that would likely automatically give this one a 10 in aroma because of that fact, Iím not one of those people. Flavor starts a bit sweet, then the same musty pot flavor comes on. Nasty aftertaste. As most people seem to think this beer has no scent, perhaps I just got a "special" bottle. At any rate, it sucked.
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty amber with a small passive white head. Itís gone before you know it! Aroma seems faint. Light fruit, perhaps, and a mild maltiness. It barely has an odor. The slightest loss of your olfactory senses would render this the beer odorless. Taste is a bit better. Some floral notes, more fruit and a pleasant maltiness attempt to balance it. Itís actually pretty flavorful for 4%. Body is a bit thin and somewhat carbonated. Finish is more fruit and malt. Thinned, however. Lacks a decent finish. Not horrible though.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice thick white head. well carbonated amber body. soft, grainy and somewhat floral. sweet, soft and smooth. a bit dry, some cardboardy malt tones. that's a Utah beer for sure, weak and stale
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3.2% draft @ brewery. An amber lager which was almost oderless. Nutty taste with fizzy dry finish.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I say this beer lands on the ale side. Malty aromas. Somewhat sweet to dry in the taste. Very little presense of hops. Not too bitter or dry in the aftertaste. Not a bad beer.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 (24Feb2003--re-rate) Much improved. Same positive comments on the flavor.
More reasonable head and persistent effervescence this time. Still not outstanding, but not bad.
first selection from my "beer of the month".
The quintessential "average beer"; not much going on, but without major faults.
Pours with an enormous (slightly distressing) rocky head, light amber in color, spongy, slowly receding, lacy.
Beer has a deep amber color.
Very light aroma; little to no hop presence, dominant crystal/chocolate malt.
Effectively no real malt presence in the palate, except for a touch of the chocolate/crytal malts, fairly sweet, little to no bitterness.
Despite the huge, rocky head, there is little real effervescence, giving the beer has a relatively thin mouthfeel.
Utah brewers are hamstrung by the max 4% ABV limitation, but they nontheless usually try commendably to produce real beer.